Purple Shadow (パープルシャドウ, Pāpuru Shadō) is a two-man team consisting of Toshiya "God Arm" Joshima and Kozo "God Foot" Hoshino, both of whom are legendary around those parts. Based in Ibaraki, they drive on a course on Mount Tsukuba called the "Fruits Line". Toshiya "God Arm" Joshima is known for using the steering wheel with one hand, while Kozo "God Foot" Hoshino is known for his acceleration control and his ability to drift the R34 with the ATTESSA E-TS 4WD system, as well as shouting exclamations to keep his focus.

Roster[edit | edit source]

Purple Shadow Driver section
Toshiya Joshima Honda S2000 (AP1) Downhill
Kozo Hoshino Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II Nür (BNR34) Uphill
Ishii unknown unknown

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Although Purple Shadow watched the last race between Project D and Sidewinder in the manga, they were never shown watching the last race in the anime.
  • The anime and manga have a different order of race; the anime has Kozo Hoshino take on Keisuke first and Takumi facing Toshiya last, while in the manga, Takumi faces Toshiya first while Kozo takes on Keisuke last.

Navigation [edit | edit source]

Initial D Characters
Project D Takumi FujiwaraKeisuke TakahashiRyosuke Takahashi
Akina SpeedStars Koichiro IketaniKenjiItsuki Takeuchi
Akagi RedSuns Kenta NakamuraKeisuke TakahashiRyosuke Takahashi
Myogi NightKids MiyaharaTakeshi NakazatoShingo Shoji
Impact Blue Mako SatoSayuki
Emperor Seiji IwakiRen NogamiSatakeKyoichi Sudo
Seven Star Leaf Atsuro KawaiShinichiToru Suetsugu
The Todo School Daiki NinomiyaSmiley SakaiTomoyuki TachiTodo
Northern Saitama Alliance Nobuhiko AkiyamaWataru AkiyamaKyoko IwaseSakamoto
Tsuchisaka Lan Evo Team/
Men in Evos
Aikawa/Man of Lan Evo V/Kuro WaruIchijo/Man of Lan Evo VI/Kuro Waru
Purple Shadow Kozo HoshinoDr. Toshiya Joshima
Team 246 Satoshi OmiyaKobayakawa
R.T. Katagiri S.V. Kai KogashiwaHideo Minagawa
Team Spiral Ryuji IkedaJunichi SakamotoHiroya Okuyama
Sidewinder Go HojoRin HojoShinji Inui
Other Characters Kazumi AkiyamaKazumi's Ex-BoyfriendThe Altezza GuysAmadaFake Project DBunta FujiwaraFumihiroMrs. IketaniItsuki's ParentsMrs. InuiKaoriKen KogashiwaEiji KuboKyoko's FriendShuichi MatsumotoMikiNatsuki MogiNaoOld ManPapaShiraishiMasashi SuzukiYuichi TachibanaTomiguchiTomokoTsugumiTsukamotoTwo Guys From TokyoMika Uehara
Non-Manga MamoruKatsuragi MikaSaoriShigeruEikichi Shimamura
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